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Juneteenth at the Nate

Juneteenth at the Nate

Saturday, June 18, 2022 (1:00 PM - 6:00 PM) (CDT)

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Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a time marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning for the future. Learn more at https://www.juneteenth.com. The celebration at theNate is aimed at becoming your annual celebration of emancipation.
Governors State University
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484 United States
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Stacy Amedeo
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Saturday, June 18, 2022 (1:00 PM - 6:00 PM) (CDT)
Outdoor promenade through theNate collection with: • 12:30 – 1 p.m. Welcome and Information (F Entrance) • 1 p.m. Lead processional to “Yes! For Lady Day” • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Jazz performance and spoken word selection • 2:30 – 3 p.m. Return to F Entrance for intermission • 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Free BBQ by drewBBQ – register by June 10 • 3 – 4 p.m. Gather at “Illinois Landscape, No. 5” (“French Fries”) Jazz performance and spoken word selection • 4 – 5 Art Gallery open • 5 – 6 Meet world-renowned artist Richard Hunt on a walking tour to see his art and other featured work in the collection https://apply.govst.edu/register/Juneteenth2022
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